Tottenham’s next manager: everything we know so far about ‘Arne slot approach planned’
Ottenham are looking for their fourth permanent manager in as many years and
Cristian Stellini, Conte’s assistant, was expected to make it through the season but is then relieved of his duties and Ryan Mason leads the ship to the end of the season with mixed results.
The search for a new sporting director to replace football chief executive Fabio Paratici, who was forced to resign following a global ban on working in football, has complicated the recruitment process.
Here’s the latest on Totteham’s next manager…
Who are the candidates?
Luis Enrique was already at the top of Paratici’s first short list of possible Conte successors in March, and talks have taken place between the candidate and the club. There was interest in it Julian Nagelsman However, the club decided not to interview the former Bayern coach.
Former head coach Maurice Pochettino, who was sacked in 2019, was the fans’ favorite option due to his style of play and his ability to improve the squad – two aspects both Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte have struggled with. But while Pochettino was open to talks, Spurs didn’t return her interest. Pochettino will now become Chelsea manager.
Brighton manager Roberto DeZerbi has admirers at Spurs while Graham Potterwho was sacked at Chelsea had previously been of interest. Brendan Rodgersanother former Spurs target, is also a free agent after leaving Leicester City, but former interest has not been revived after a damaging couple of seasons.
Vincent Kompany and Xabi Alonson were also in talks after impressing at Burnley and Bayer Leverkusen, but both have now promised their current clubs a future. Frankfurt’s Oliver Glasner continues to draw admiring glances from many Ange Postecoglou‘s work at Celtic has not gone unnoticed.
This works out Arne Slot – fresh from guiding Feyenoord to the Eredivisie title – who has emerged as the front runner.
Is an appointment coming up?
No, but it’s getting closer. It is believed Spurs are looking to appoint a new sporting director before deciding on Conte’s permanent successor and that process is nearing completion.
Slot seems to be the preferred candidate and wants to take the job. According to reports from the Netherlands, Slots Agent is set to hold talks with Feyenoord before the end of May to decide on his future. The Athletic report that Spurs are planning a formal approach to Slot’s appointment.
Arne Slot: 4/9
Julian Nagelsmann: 5/1
Luis Enrique: 8/1
Brendan Rodgers: 12/1
Luciano Spalletti: 14/1
Vincent Kompany: 16/1
Graham Potter: 20/1
Xabi Alonso: 20/1
Reuben Amorim: 25/1
Odds via Betfair as of May 22nd.
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